Blackened Fish on the Grill
This is the traditional way to blacken fish in a heavy cast-iron skillet. Do this outdoors so you won't fill the kitchen with smoke.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 12ounces (1 1/2 cups) unsalted butter, melted, divided
- 6firm fish fillets (about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
- 3tablespoons cajun blackening spices
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the grill with a heavy cast-iron skillet or griddle on the grill. Get it good and hot, about 15 to 30 minutes.
Step 3Reserve 12 tablespoons of melted butter for serving and pour the rest into a shallow dish.
Step 4Dip each fillet into butter.
Step 5Sprinkle Cajun blackening spices on both sides.
Step 6Place into the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the bottom is almost black but not burned.
Step 7Carefully flip so fillets do not break.
Step 8Pour about a teaspoon of butter on the cooked side and continue cooking about 2 to 3 minutes or until the fillet is finished (internal temperature of 150 F).
Step 9Remove fish from pan and place onto a large platter or individual plates.
Step 10Serve immediately with 2 tablespoons of butter for dipping. Enjoy.